This brilliant choral piece by Bach, a “Sanctus” not well-known, had it’s first performance on Christmas Day in 1723, which was Bach’s first year as St. Thomas cantor and musical director in Leipzig. During the same service, the congregation could hear Bach’s original Christmas version of his Magnificat, as well as his cantata ‘Christen, ├Ątzet diesen Tag’. Wish I was there…

A very merry and healthy Christmas and a happy new year
I wish to all visitors of this site !

Enjoy the vocal works of Bach online with Bachipedia !